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Volunteer on the Green Team

Volunteer on the Green Team!

Help us save the planet, one festival at a time – We’re looking for volunteers who are full of energy, passionate about the environment and enjoy engaging with people about green issues.

As a member of our Green Team you will receive a crew wristband, get to camp in crew camping with like-minded people and access to hot showers and nice toilets. You will also gain valuable experience in the sustainable events field, whilst taking time to enjoy the festival when not volunteering.

Apply here 

Volunteering at Reading

Volunteering is a great way to see a whole new side to the festival. You’ll have a great time, meet new people, and help some awesome causes. What do you get when you volunteer?

  • Gain access to the best festival in the world
  • Time to see some amazing acts
  • Oodles of memories

For all volunteering, you’ll need to be 18 or over by the time you arrive at the festival site, have proof to volunteer in the UK (contact the respective volunteer organisation or visit their website for more information) and be available to work the shifts allocated to you throughout the weekend.

 

Campsite and Arena Volunteers

Volunteers work across the Reading Festival helping festival goers to get the most out of their weekend!

When volunteering you’ll get to see behind the scenes, meet other volunteers from across the country and around the globe, gain valuable experience for your CV, and help us to continue making Reading one of the best music festivals in the world!

When joining us as a volunteer at Reading you’ll be provided with entry to the festival, lots of free time, you’ll make new friends whilst volunteering, get access to staff camping, cafe, toilets and showers, and most importantly be part of an unforgettable experience!

Volunteers assist with a wide variety of areas and it’d be tricky to list everything they get up to but some of the most common roles include…

· Assisting Reading Festival goers with directions.

· Helping Reading Festival goers carry their belongings and pitch their tents.

· Answering questions about Reading Festival performances and line-ups.

· Reporting any problems such as a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.

· Work alongside Reading Festival Fire Safety, Medical and Security teams.

· Keeping an eye on the Reading Festival campsites from the fire towers.

· Helping out with various roles across the Reading Festival site including pedestrian and vehicle gates, wristband exchanges, keeping an eye on facilities, monitoring stages and walkways.

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at Reading, head over to Hotbox Events.

You can drop the team an email at info@hotboxevents.com or Connect on Messenger.

Or go straight to the volunteer application

Reading volunteers

Got a question? Check their FAQs here.

Volunteer with Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end poverty.

By joining our team of volunteer stewards this summer, you’ll be helping to raise around £1 million towards our life-saving work, while also having an amazing time at Reading.

At Reading our stewards cover the arena and gates over 3 x 8 hour shifts, so you’ll never be far from the action, and when you’re not on shift the festival is your oyster.

You’ll also get access to our secure campsite, with perks like free hot drinks, hot showers, and device charging, and we’ll give you a meal ticket for every shift too.

You can use your volunteering deposit (which is refunded to you after the festival once you have completed your shifts) to sign up to as many festivals as you like with us this year at no additional cost. Plus, if you volunteer with us at two or more festivals this year, you’ll get ‘Priority’ for next year. This means you can grab a place at any of our 2023 festivals before we open applications to the public!

Sign up here from 18th March, or join our Facebook group to stay in the loop